Area high-school students Kaitlyn Tanner, AnnaKate Hollingsworth, Maura Kate Waters, and Connor Chapman have been selected to participate in the 2023 Washington Youth Tour sponsored by Satilla
The teen-delegates will explore government on a local and national level, gathering in Atlanta before departing for Washington D.C. Tanner, Hollingsworth, Waters, and Chapman join 105 students from Satilla’s sister electric co-ops across Georgia for this once-in-a-lifetime trip, set for June 15 – 22nd.
Of the 18 candidates interviewed, the decision to pick four was challenging. All the candidates would have represented Satilla well, and they all are to be congratulated for being nominated by their school counselors and principals for outstanding leadership qualities and abilities.
Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson inspired the Youth Tour when he addressed the NRECA Annual Meeting in Chicago in 1957. The Senator and future president declared, "If one thing goes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents."
Since 1965, the Washington Youth Tour has given over 2,500 students in Georgia and more than 50,000 students nationwide the opportunity to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.